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IARI PhD Entrance Question Paper 2011 - Agronomy

IARI PhD Entrance Question Paper 2011 - Agronomy

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Post Graduate SchoolIndian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Examination for Admission
to
Ph.D.
Programme
2011-2012
Discipline
:
AgronomyDiscipline Code
:
07
Roll
NO/
'
Please Note:
(i)
his question paper contains
12
pages. Please check whether all the pages areprinted
in
this set. Report discrepancy,
if
any, immediately to the invigilator.
(ii)
here shall be NEGATIVE marking for
WRONG
answers in the MultipleChoice type questions (No.
I
to
130)
which carry one mark each. For everywrong answer
0.25
mark will be deducted.
-
PART
-
I
General Agriculture)Multiple choice questions (No.
1
to
30).
Choose the correct answer
(a,
b,
c
or
d)
and' enter your choice
in
the circle (by
shading
with
a
pencil) on
the
OMR
-
answer sheet as per
the
instructions
given
on
the answer sheet.1. Which of the following crops have beenapproved for commercial cultivation in india?a)Bt cotton and Bt brinjalb)Bt cotton and Golden Ricec) Bt maize and Bt cottond) Bt cotton only2. This year (2010-11) the expected food grainqroduction in lndia isa) 212 million tonnesb) 220 million tonnesc) 235 million tonnesd) 250 million tonnes
3.
The genome of which of the following cropsis still not completely sequenced?a) Riceb) Soybeanc) Sorghum
d)
Wheat4. According to the Approach Paper to the 12"Five Year Plan, the basic objective of the12'~ ian isa) Inclusive growthb) Sustainable growthc) .Faster, more inclusive and sustainableglowthd) lqclusive and sustainable growth
,
5.
To address the problems of sustainable andholistic deveiopment of rainfed areas,including appropriate farming and livelihoodsystem approaches, the Government of Indiahas set up thea) National Rainfed Area Authorityb) National Watershed Development Project forRainfed Areasc) National Mission on Rainfed Areasd) Command Area Development and WaterManagement Authority6. Which of the following sub-schemes are notcovered under the Rashtriya Krlshi VikasYojana?a) Extending the Green Revolution to easternindiab) Development of 60,000 pulses andoilseedsvillages in identified watershedsc) National Mission on Saffrond) National Mission on Bamboo
7.
The minimum support price for the commonvariety of paddy announced by theGovernment of india for the year 2010-11wasa)
t
1030b)
t
1000
'
c)
t
980d)
t
950
8.
According to the Human DevelopmentReport 2010 of the United Nations, India'srank in terms of the human deveiopmentindex isa) 119b) 134c) 169d) 182
 
Subject
;
hD- Agronomy
-2011
2
9.
Which of the following does not apply to SRImethod of paddy cultivation?a) Reduced water applicationb) Reduced plant densityc) Increased application of chemical fertilizersd) Reduced age of seedlings.>0:Which organic acid, often used as apreservative, occurs naturally in cranberries,prunes, cinnamon and cloves?a) Citric acldb) Benzoic acidc) Tartaric acldd) Lactic acid11. Cotton belongs to the familya) Cruciferaeb) Anacardiaceaec) Malvaceaed) Solanaceae12. Photoperiodism sa) Bending of shoot towards source of lightb) Effect of Iightldark durations on physiologicalprocesses
c)
Movement of chloroplast in cell in responseto lightd) Effect of light on chlorophyll synthesis13. Ergot disease is caused by which pathogenon which host?a) Claviceps purpurea on ryeb) Pucclnia recondita on wheatc) Drechlera sorokiniana on wheatd) Albugo candida on mustard14. Rocks are the chief sources of parentmaterials over which soils are developed.Granite, an important rock, is classified asa) Igneous rockb) Metamorphic rockc) Sedimentary rockd) Hybrid rock15. Which one of the following is a Kharif crop?a) Pearl milletb) Lentilc) Mustardd) Wheat
;
16. The coefficient of variation (C.V.) iscalculated by the formulaa) (Mean1S.D.)
x
100b) (S.D.iMean)
x
100c) S.D.IMeand) Mean1S.D.17. Which of the following is commonly referredto as muriate of potash?a) potassium nitrateb) Potassium chloridec) Potassium sulphated) Potassium silicate18.lnbred lines that have same geneticconstitution but differ only at one locus arecalleda) Multi llnesb) Monohybridc) lsogenic linesd) Pure lines
%
19. For applying 100 kg of
nitrogen,
how muchurea would one yse?
r
a) 45 kg
I
b)
Ill
gc) 222 kg
,
.
d)
333
kg20. The devastating impact of plant disease onhuman suffering and survival was first
,
realized by epidemic ofa) Brown spot of rice in Bengal
,
b) Late blight of potato in USAc) Late blight of potato In Europedj Rust of wheat in India21. The species of rice (Oryza) other than
0.
sativa that is cultivated isa)
0.
rufipugonb)
0.
longisteminafa
c)
0,
glaberrimad)
0.
nivara22.
he
enzyme responsible for the lxatlon ofC02 n mesophyll cells of C-4 plants isa) Mallc enzymeb) Phosphoenol pyruvate carboxylasec) Phosphoenol pyruvate carboxyklnased)RuBP carboxyiase23. Which one of the following is a 'Vertisol"?a) Black cotton soilb) Red sandy loam soilc) Sandy loam sodic soild) Submontane (Tarai) soil24.What is the most visible physicalcharacteristic of cells in metaphase?a) Elongated chromosomesb) Nucleus visible but chromosomes notc) Fragile double stranded loose chromosomesd) Condensed paired chromosomes on the cellplate
 
Subject
:
PhD
-Agronomy
-2011
25. All weather phenomena like rain, fog andmist occur ina) Troposphereb) Mesospherec) Ionosphered) Ozonosphere26. Which of the following elements is commonto all proteins and nucleic acids?a) Sulphurb) Magnesiumc) Nitrogend) Phosphorous27. Silt has intermediate characteristics betweena) Sand and loamb) Clay and loamc) Loaq and gravel
4)
Sand and clay
28.
Certified seed is produced froma) Nucleus seedb) Breeder seedc) Foundation seedd) Truthful seed29. Seedless banana is ana) Autotriploidb) Autotetraploidc) Allotriploidd) Ailotetrapioid30. Which one of the following is used to test thegoodness-of-fit of a distribution?a) Normal testb) t-testc) Chi-square testd) F-test
PART-
I1
(Subject Paper)Multiple choice questions (No.
31
to
130).
Choose the correct answer (a,
b,
c or
d)
and enter your choice in the circle
(by
shading with a pencil) on the OMR
-
answer sheet as per the instructionsgiven on the answer sheet.
31. The rat6 of the visible light reflected to theamount of incident upon is termed asa) Reflectionb) Refractionc) Albedod) Scattering32. The inverse nitrogen yield concept was givenbya) Mitscheriichb) Gregoryc) Radfordd) Wilcox33.A strain resulting from exposure to aparticular environment is termed asa) Ecotypeb) ldeotypec) Ecophoned) Ecotone34. Which of the following tillage operations isparticularly beneficial under dry farmingsituations?a) Plankingb) Harrowingc) Dust mulchingd) Zero tillage35. The practice of cross ploughing the youngcrop of rice
f6
reduce weeds and vegetativegrowth of crop id calleda) Puddling
b)
Beusheningc) Kheluad) Taungya
36.
Which of the following sub-specie of Zeamays is used as a popular snack food?a) induratab) avartac) ceretinad) amylacea37. What percent of total fatty acid as erucic aciddoes canola have?a) -=0.15%b) ~1.00%c) <2.00%d)
<22
pmol
38.
The staple length for long category of cotton
is
a) 20.5
-
24.4 mm
b)
25.0
-
27.0 mmc) 27.5
-
32.0 rr)md) 32.5 mm and above
39.
To which family does cumin belong?a) Compositaeb) Tiliaceaec) Umbelliferaed) Cruciferae40. The concentration of HPOZ- and H2PO; .ionsin solution is equal at a pH ofa) 5.6b) 6.5c) 7.2d) 8.241. Which form of ion uptake requires energy?a) Active transportb) Passive transportc) Diffusion
.
) Mass flow

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